Big Beach, Maui

Big Beach, Maui

Big Beach in South Maui is so named because, well, it’s big…at least for Hawaii. The beautiful expanse of golden sand stretches out for about two-thirds of a mile inside Makena State Park. The west side of the beach abuts the Pu’u Ola’i cinder cone, which offers a great lookout and photo spot.

The beach break here can be quick and dangerous, so take caution while you enjoy watching experienced locals body-board on the steep wave.

Looking directly to the west you can see Molokini island a mere mile and a half away; this is the closet point to Molokini on land.

Admission is free and the parking lot is large, otherwise the facilities are minimal.

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